Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4005H
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4005H
The Asus Transformer Book TX300 is a great laptop, with a great trick up its sleeve. While it's unlikely to give the iPad a run for its money as a tablet, it's still a useful device with real-world benefits, and, most importantly, this doesn't hamper what is a fantastic Ultrabook. If you're looking for a great hybrid but don't want to give up the comfort of a laptop, we may have just found a compromise that works.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
Overall, we were impressed with the specs and performance of the Transformer Book. The design is a compromise, though: As a tablet, its 2.1 pounds are far less unwieldy than the three-pound-plus weights of non-detachables like the Yoga 13 and XPS 12.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: IT Reviews
As detachable laptop/tablet hybrids go, some of the best laptop designs are marred by the inclusion of clunky, kludgey docking hinges, a necessary evil when wedding a tablet to a keyboard. The Asus Transformer Book TX300C looks great, combining a well-designed laptop with a high-performance tablet, but it has some quirks that can't be ignored.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Asus Transformer Book TX300 is the best Windows 8 transformer to date. Granted, at $1,499 for the high end model we tested, it should be great. The IPS display is simply stunning and the machine is quite fast. It has the excellent build quality and style we've come to expect from a Zenbook premium model and it's extremely rigid and sturdy yet slim and elegant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
While there are plenty of things to like about the Asus Transformer Book TX300C—like a beautiful 1080p touch screen, a long-lasting dual-battery setup, and a powerful Core i7 processor—there were still a few problems. The touchy docking connection made swapping between tablet and laptop modes frustrating, and the dramatic difference in performance between battery power and AC power are too big to let slide. The Microsoft Surface Pro remains our Editors' Choice with similar performance, a lower price tag, and easier portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
No one has yet come up with the perfect Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid, despite dozens of attempts between late last year and now. The powerful Asus Transformer Book, however, comes pretty close, adding several premium features that are on my wish list. Asus adds a lot of what I've been looking for in a hybrid to the Transformer Book, but no one has yet really nailed the perfect laptop/tablet combo.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
ASUS' Transformer Book TX300 is a powerful tablet and solid notebook in one. Its display is gorgeous, its industrial design is sexy and its keyboard is comfy. Throw in the Transformer Book's all-day battery life, and you're looking at one of the best Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids around. That said, the Transformer Book is on the heavy side for a 13-inch notebook and it does get toasty at times.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
If you were willing to wait this long for the Transformer Book to go on sale, you may as well wait a few more months for a possible Haswell refresh: it would bring longer battery life and stronger graphics performance too. But is it worth holding out for at all? Depends on how badly you want a 13-inch standalone tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2013
Asus Transformer Book is an excellent choice for a 13-inch hybrid ultrabook. The extra battery life and storage option is bound to be a great selling point. Having said all that, Intel is just about ready to launch their Haswell processor on June 3rd. Haswell chip promises double 3D speed to offer the same visual effect as a discrete graphics card and improved battery life as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2013
Source: PC Go - Heft 11/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 10/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%
CommentIntel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
74.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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